Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fresh Cut

Wow - time sure flies! I've been quiet on the blog for many reasons - summer means more activities like amusement parks, working in the yard and trying to keep my flowers alive in the heat! I also was waiting to hear from a contest that I entered. I finally heard good news this week - one of my cards won! yay. So, now I suppose it's ok to share a few of the losers here, lol!

This card is made with the new set from Stampin' Up! called Fresh Cuts. It is a sneak peek set for the upcoming Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog.

all images copyright SU! 1990-2008

First, brayer spectrum ink over glossy cardstock, then emboss the main image using Versamark ink and clear ep. Finally, brayer a darker ink - here I used black - over the entire piece, buffing off the color from the embossed image. Voila! A beautiful image ready for a card or scrapbook page.

To complete the card I stamped the base with versamark to achieve a subtle tone on tone effect and embossed the black strip - you could also use ribbon - and added a few punches and piercing around the sentiment for emphasis.

happy stampin'

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Terrific card Susan. Congratulations on the win!